The Go-Go’s Acclaimed 2020 Documentary Film Hitting Blu-ray/DVD/Digital on 2/5 (Preview/Pre-Order)

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This past summer, The Go-Go’s enjoyed a bit of a resurgence, premiering a new track titled “Club Zero” and basking in the glow of an acclaimed new documentary film, which premiered on Showtime in late July.

The film, from director Alison Ellwood, tells the story of the trailblazing Los Angeles-based punk/New Wave group of the 1980s — and on Feb, 5, 2021, the film will be released on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital/rental services, after previously being available on Showtime.

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In connection with the film’s debut back in July, the Go-Go’s — Belinda Carlisle, Charlotte Caffey, Jane Wiedlin, and Kathy Valentine, were the focus of Rock Cellar’s August 2020 feature interview from writer Jeff Slate.

As for the band’s take on the documentary, Jane Wiedlin provided this intriguing quite in our feature piece:

“One of the things I love about this documentary, which is in marked contrast to the Behind the Music documentary about us, is that it’s not salacious. It’s not, “Ooh, sex and drugs!” That’s so boring, because that’s such a template. You can literally put any rock band into that template, and it would be the same.

What supposedly made our story more interesting when they did the Behind The Music is that we were women, and I just reject that. For the new film I feel Alison dug deeper and really brought out the heart of this band. When I saw it with the band in a theater with a bunch of people, it hit me really hard what a great story and movie it is, and how Alison put all the pieces together and created this whole arc.

I think it’s so good and it’s triumphant, too, at the end. You’re like, ‘Yes!’”

Read the whole piece here. 


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